Teenager dies in East Flatbush car crash that leaves two others injured: NYPD

Tragic loss: One teenager was killed and two others injured in a car crash at Kings Highway and Avenue D on April 2.
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A gruesome car crash left one teen dead and two others injured in East Flatbush on Tuesday, according to cops.

Flatlands resident Claudio Poggy, 19, was driving his Mercedes Benz northbound on Kings Highway at approximately 4:30 p.m. on April 2 when the vehicle smashed into a tree near the intersection of Avenue D.

Paramedics pronounced Poggy dead at the scene, and took a 16-year-old passenger to Brookdale Hospital in critical condition with severe body trauma.

A second passenger, a 19-year-old male, suffered minor injuries and was transported to Kings County Hospital.

No arrests have been made, and the investigation, conducted by the NYPD Collision Investigation Squad, is ongoing.

Reach reporter Aidan Graham at or by calling (718) 260–4577.
Posted 12:00 am, April 4, 2019
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Reasonable discourse

James from Brooklyn says:
When will teenagers learn - don't crash cars! It's very dangerous!
April 4, 2019, 7:03 am
Frank from Bensonhurst says:
19 year old with a Mercedes & Pennsylvania plates ? Must have been a good boy.
April 4, 2019, 7:30 am
JJ from E. Flatbush says:
Frank - Seriously?! I could make assumptions about you based on your name and where you are located but that would be extremely ignorant of me.
April 4, 2019, 4:10 pm
Felicia DeBoouht says:
To all the people quick to blame - the driver was suffering from untreated IBS (irritated bowel syndrome). Is it any wonder that things went wrong?
April 5, 2019, 7:22 am
Frank from Bensonhurst says:
Really ? 19 yr old w a Mercedes ? Must have been a graduation present ! Sorry bout dat.
April 5, 2019, 8:40 am
Joe from Greenpoint says:
The Mercedes is torn in half. Sounds like society is lucky Claudio only killed himself.
April 5, 2019, 3:29 pm
Eli says:
I saw the remnants of that Benz sitting on Rogers Ave in front of the 67th.
April 5, 2019, 11:33 pm
Wilbur D. Horse from Little Moscow says:
"That tree came outta nowhere," were his last words.
April 19, 2019, 7:19 am

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